News & Announcements

Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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Bullying Prevention Plan and Safe, Equitable and Inclusive School Strategy September 2019

Posted September 23, 2019

School Bullying And Prevention Plan 2019

Important Information Regarding Paving in our School Area

Posted September 6, 2019

Please read the following memo outlining paving that is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 9th.   Construction Memo_Sept 6 2019

First Day Procedures

Posted August 29, 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone on Tuesday, September 3rd. See below for our First Day plans: Supervision begins at 8:34 and our instructional day begins promptly at 8:50. Please note that students who arrive by bus will be directed to the back of the school using the side walkway and will

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Smoke and Vape-Free Environment

Posted August 29, 2019

The Upper Grand DSB provides a smoke and vape-free environment for its students, staff and others while on Board property, in accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Board policy 208.  This policy refers to all forms of tobacco, and any processed form of tobacco that may be smoked, inhaled

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Parking Safety

Posted August 29, 2019

Keeping everyone safe is our priority. Parking Letter From UGDSB

Be Prepared with Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 29, 2019

Reminder for parents/guardians: Accidents happen – be prepared with Student Accident Insurance  Parents/guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on and off school premises during school activities.  Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance

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What you need to know to register your child for school

Posted August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year begins on September 3, which means it is almost time to register your child if you are new to the Upper Grand District School Board.

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Code of Conduct 2019-2020

Posted May 10, 2019

School Code Of Conduct

Dress Code Policy and Guidelines

Posted May 10, 2019

John Black Dress Code Policy And Guidelines 2019

May 2019 Newsletter

Posted April 30, 2019

May 2019 Newsletter

Save the Date…..April 25th is Mental Health and Well Being Day at John Black

Posted April 4, 2019

Parents are welcome to attend the various activities throughout the day and evening. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Our evening event runs from 6:30-8:00.MENTAL HEALTH DAY POSTER Final

Staff Presentation of the 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted March 29, 2019

The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work

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Students, staff and parents – please take our voluntary Diversity Data Survey

Posted March 22, 2019

From March 22 to April 18, 2019, the Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a system-wide survey, to help the board understand the demographic makeup, diversity and ongoing needs of our student population.

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School Zone Safety

Posted January 7, 2019

Today a Crossing Guard started at the new pedestrian crossing at Lamond and St Andrew's St E.  Please time a moment to read this important message regarding school safety zones. Let's keep everyone safe. Pedestrians play a role in keeping school crossing guards safe We all know that motorists play a crucial

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2019-2020 Family Information

Posted September 3, 2018

Please use this link to learn more about the Upper Grand District School Board's: Guiding Principles Life Threatening Illnesses Concussions Child Abuse Protection Policy and Procedures BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)-Personal Portable Technology Use FNMI Self identification Freedom of Information Safety Procedures Mental Health 2019 20 Common Agenda Pages (Final Revised March 18 19) 2019 20 Common Agenda Pages (Final

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Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Background Report and Public Engagement Plan

Posted January 31, 2018

On January 30, 2018, trustees approved a Public Engagement Plan as a part of the Board’s process to develop a Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP).
The LTAP is a strategic review of the Board’s facilities, population projections, and enrolment forecasts. At the end of the process, the LTAP will identify accommodation priorities for the Board. Public engagement is an important part of the LTAP process. We want to have conversations with our school communities to promote a shared understanding of local school issues.

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